Gabrielle Ray

'Gabrielle Ray said, 'I am always dancing; I love it! When I don't dance, I sing. What else is there to do?'

Gabrielle Ray – Divorce – John Bull – Saturday 9th August 1913

Another Stage Romance.

 When last year Miss Gabrielle Ray, the musical comedy actress of the picture postcards, married Mr. Eric Loder, scion of a noble house, all the papers spoke of it as a stage romance. Evidently the romance has turned to tragedy, as in such cases it often – we had almost said generally – does. Face to face with the fact that her husband has “gone,” Mrs. Loder has applied for and obtained a decree of restitution of conjugal rights – a decree, by the way, which is one of the farces of the present divorce law, for the judge has no power to enforce it; failure to return to the conjugal domicile within the specified time merely becomes evidence of desertion on which a divorce petition may ultimately be founded. It is as well imaginative, stage-struck ladies should realise that marriages are not always as they are painted in the illustrated papers, the “catch of the season” not always as much of a catch as it appears on the surface, either for the actress who catches or for the aristocrat who is caught.

 

John Bull – Saturday 9th August 1913

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Fleetwood Chronicle – Tuesday 5th August 1913

STAGE FAVOURITE’S ILL-LUCK

 

People generally foretold a happy union when Mr. Eric Loder, one of the richest young men about town, married Miss Gabrielle Ray, familiarly known as “Gabs.” But things did not go with the expected smoothness, unfortunately, and now Gabrielle Ray has been granted a decree of restitution of conjugal rights. The pair were married in the March last year, and were for some time happy, but a mutual lady, is said to have caused the trouble which led to the court. Gabs is an old Gaiety favourite and was one of Mr. Edwardes’s best finds. By no means a good singer, on accounts of a startlingly squeaky voice, she was the finest dancer musical comedy has seen, or is likely to see for some time to come. Of a type of beauty which is helped by the camera, she has probably been more photographed than any other woman living; in England and in remote corners of the earth. Perhaps she is best known in bee pees as the Millais child in “Bubbles,” but in hundreds of poses her photographs on postcards have sold literally by the million. It is hinted that Gabrielle Ray may yet be seen at the Gaiety again, though she affects a desire to retire to the country and live a comfortable, dolce far niente life. (Pleasant relaxation in carefree idleness)

 

Fleetwood Chronicle – Tuesday 5th August 1913

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Amy Webster – The Daily Mirror – Saturday 27th March 1909

SECRET MARRIAGE DISOLVED

 

Miss Amy Webster, the actress, who was secretly married to Lieutenant O. E. Greaves, now of the 3rd Hussars, in 1906, and against whom a decree nisi was granted by Sir John Higham yesterday.

The Daily Mirror – Saturday 27th March 1909

 

Amy Webster (J. J. Samuels 176)

Amy Webster – Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) – Saturday 27th March 1909

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Gabrielle Ray – Divorce – Daily Mirror – Saturday 26th July 1913

MISS GABRIELLE RAY’S ACTION AGAINST HER HUSBAND.

 

 Mrs. Eric Loder, better known as Miss Gabrielle Ray whose suit for restitution of conjugal rights will be heard next week.

Portrait, Mr. Loder. – (Rita Martin.)

 

The Daily Mirror – Saturday 26th July 1913

The Sketch – 6th March 1912 (Marriage)

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Hotel Metropole, Brighton – 1915

Amy Webster – Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) – Saturday 27th March 1909

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The Daily Citizen (Manchester) – Friday 24th July 1914

DECREE NISI FOR MISS GABRIELLE RAY.

 

There was a crowd in the court during the hearing of the case in which Mrs. Gabrielle Elizabeth Loder (Miss Gabrielle Ray) obtained a decree dissolving her marriage with Mr. Eric Raymond Loder, who did not put in a defence.

Mr. Barnard, R.C. (for the petitioner), said the marriage took place at St. Edward’s Church, Windsor. The parties lived together until February, 1912, when Mrs. Loder’s husband left her. The result was that the wife communicated with him, and in July, 1913, she was granted a decree for restitution of conjugal rights. The husband had not complied with it.

The Daily Citizen (Manchester) – Friday 24th July 1914

 

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Divorce – Bradford Weekly Telegraph – Friday 24th July 1914

GABRIELLE RAY

Musical Comedy Actress’s Divorce.

 

Mr. Justice Bargrave Deane in Divorce Court yesterday pronounced a decree nisi dissolving the marriage of Mrs. Gabrielle Elizabeth Loder, better known as Miss Gabrielle Ray, musical comedy actress, on the ground of the desertion and misconduct of her husband, Mr. Eric Loder.

The respondent entered no defence. The case was heard in a crowded court.

Mr. Barnard, for the petitioner, said the marriage took pace in May, 1912, at Windsor. The respondent left his wife in the following February. A decree of restitution of conjugal rights was granted on March 14th this year, but this had not been complied with. Mr. Loder was watched, and on May 1st last he wee seen to go to the Great Western Hotel, Paddington, where be stayed the night with a lady.

The petitioner, attired in a blue dress and wearing a blue straw hat trimmed with white, the witness box and gave evidence in subdued tones and with emotion.

She said there was no child of the marriage. When her husband her she wrote letters to him, but as he not return she obtained a decree of restitution, which he had not obeyed.

She then instructed her solicitors to have him watched, and the present proceedings were the result.

As soon as she had given her evidence Mrs. Loder left the court with her solicitor before the case had finished.

The decree was pronounced in her absence.

 

Bradford Weekly Telegraph – Friday 24th July1914

 

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Divorce – Leicester Daily Post – Friday 24th July 1914

DIVORCE COURT STORIES.

GABRIELLE RAY GRANTED A DECREE NISI

 

Mr. Justice Bargrave Deane, in the Divorce Court, yesterday, pronounced a decree nisi dissolving the marriage of Mrs Gabrielle Elisabeth Loder, better known as Miss Gabrielle Ray, musical comedy actress, on the ground of the desertion and misconduct of her husband. Mr. Eric Raymond Loder. Respondent entered no defence. The case was heard in a crowded court.

Mr. Barnard, for the petitioner, said the marriage took place May, 1912, at Windsor. Respondent left his wife in the following February. A decree for restitution of conjugal rights was granted on March 14 this year, but this had not been complied with. Mr. Loder was watched, and on May 1 last be was seen to go to the Great Western Hotel, Paddington, where be stayed with a lady.

Petitioner, attired in a blue dress and wearing a blue straw hat trimmed with white, entered the witness box and gave evidence in subdued tones, and with emotion.

 

Leicester Daily Post – Friday 24th July 1914

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Gabrielle Ray – Divorce – Dundee Courier – Tuesday 29th July 1913

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Gabrielle Ray – The Sketch – 29th July 1914 (Divorce)

Gabrielle Ray - The Sketch - 29th July 1914 (Divorce)

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